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Forestcast
Forestcast
USDA Forest Service

Explore the largest forest research organization in the world alongside scientists studying, questioning, and solving some of today's most compelling forest issues.... more

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Episodes

Afire: Understanding Fire

Fire is a form all of its own, but a simple way to understand fire is as a swarm. A... more

10 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Flying the Nuthatch Home

Once spanning nearly 6 million acres in Missouri's Ozarks, the shortleaf pine and oak woodland ecosystem has dwindled to 100,000... more

27 Jun 2023 · 44 minutes
Women of Research: Our Sustainable Future with Cindi West

Cindi West has over 30 years of experience working across private industry, academia, and federal government in a variety of... more

13 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Women of Research: Scientific & Ethical Integrity with Maggie Hardy

Maggie Hardy is the program manager of the Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest and Woodland Ecosystems Program, a group of... more

10 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Women of Research: Changing the World Through Soil with Deb Page-Dumroese

Research soil scientist Deb Page-Dumroese’s research interests center around maintaining soil productivity during and after land management activities. As site... more

06 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Women of Research: A Life of Healthy Forests with Jenny Juzwik

Research plant pathologist, Jenny Juzwik, conducts studies on diseases of trees that impact forest health and productivity. Her career-long interest... more

03 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Women of Research: The Nature of Stewardship with Lindsay Campbell

Research social scientist, Lindsay Campbell, explores the dynamics of civic stewardship, environmental governance, and sustainability policymaking--with a particular emphasis on... more

30 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Women of Research: Plots to Blocks with Sjana Schanning

Ecologist Sjana Schanning’s fieldwork has taken her from the Rincon Mountains of Arizona, to the the winter woods of Wisconsin,... more

27 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Women of Research: Juggling Motherhood & Ornithology with Susannah Lerman

Ecologist Susannah Lerman walks us through her career and life, from falling in love with birds in Israel, to making... more

23 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Women of Research: Watershed Moments & Moms with Chelcy Miniat

Ecologist Chelcy Miniat shares watershed moments of her career and life, from a spark of science in sixth grade, to... more

20 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Women of Research: An Ode to Mentors by Sara Brown

Ecologist Sara Brown takes us through eight chapters of her career and the 10 mentors that made her, from wildland... more

16 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
Women of Research: Twenty-Five Years of Mentorship with Laura Kenefic & Susan Stout

To celebrate the immeasurable impact of women in our nation’s history, and to honor the scientists who have inspired others... more

13 Mar 2023 · 39 minutes
Backcross: How A Bird Influences Beech Resistance Patterns (BONUS)

Beech bark disease has been killing American beech trees in eastern North America since the late 1890s. In northern New... more

07 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
Backcross: Will Ash be the Blueprint for Tree Restoration?

The number one way you can stop an insect invasion or pathogen from spreading is by stopping it from ever... more

29 Mar 2022 · 24 minutes
Backcross: A Return to Elm Street

Dutch elm disease (DED) is one of the most commonly known and destructive tree diseases in the world. The disease... more

22 Mar 2022 · 29 minutes
Backcross: The Past, Present and Future of American Chestnut

A hundred years ago, the American chestnut was the redwood of the East. It was big, and it was everywhere,... more

15 Mar 2022 · 41 minutes
Backcross: How Do You Breed Better Trees?

Tree species restoration—especially with species that are threatened with extinction—isn't even on the table unless you have resistant planting stock.... more

08 Mar 2022 · 19 minutes
Backcross: Tree Species Restoration & Resistance Breeding

In season one of Forestcast, entomologists showed us the ways we slow insects from attacking and killing trees. This season,... more

01 Mar 2022 · 9 minutes
Searching for Cicadas in the Chattahoochee

Mac Callaham, a research ecologist, goes searching alone in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest for one of Brood X’s most-southern cicada... more

15 Jul 2021 · 6 minutes
The Two-Sided Story of Periodical Cicadas

Any day now, periodical cicadas will emerge across 15 states stretching from Illinois to New York and northern Georgia. Two... more

05 May 2021 · 30 minutes
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Women of Research: An Ode to Mentors by Sara Brown
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Ecologist Sara Brown takes us through eight chapters of her career and the 10 mentors that made her, from wildland firefighting, to... more